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Handcrafted acoustic guitars made from solid tonewoods and featuring beautiful inlay detailing and options for all players. The hallmarks of American design are at your fingertips. BANJOS: Legendary craftsmanship and amazing features, Recording King banjos are simply the best banjos money can buy. Bluegrass and open back models have genuine pre-war replica parts and are championed by leading professionals. Get that classic sound with a Recording King instrument.

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Guardian Hardshell Banjo Case - Bluegrass Cases & Gig Bags
Guardian Hardshell Banjo Case - Bluegrass Cases & Gig Bags
Combines all the necessary elements for a high-quality, reliable case that provides excellent protection for your instrument. This case is a fantastic value at this low price and it comes with a limited lifetime warranty.
Product# CG-020-J
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Recording King RD-06 Solid Top Guitar - Bluegrass Instruments
Recording King RD-06 Solid Top Guitar - Bluegrass Instruments
Solid Top Dreadnought With Mahogany Back and Sides The RD-06 is a workhorse dreadnought. Built with great tone and classic features into a guitar that's great for any style. Solid Sitka Spruce top and mahogany back and sides.
Product# RD-06
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Recording King RK-R15 Madison Rambler Resonator Banjo - Bluegrass Instruments
Recording King RK-R15 Madison Rambler Resonator Banjo - Bluegrass Instruments
Built with the same care and attention we give our professional level banjos, but priced within reach of any player, the Madison Rambler (RK-R15) delivers traditional banjo sound and playing comfort well above its pay grade. Whether you're a beginning picker or a seasoned vet, you'll put some serious mileage on your Madison Rambler banjo in no time flat.
Product# RK-R15
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Recording King Songster Banjo RK-R20 - Bluegrass Instruments
Recording King Songster Banjo RK-R20 - Bluegrass Instruments
With its sharp attack and minimal sustain, this banjo is a great beginning resonator model. The banjo features an inlaid M.O.P. peghead inlay and heart-shaped position markers, plus a rolled brass, hoop tone ring, planetary tuners and a bound rosewood fretboard.
Product# RK-R20
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Recording King RD-310 Adirondack Spruce Top Guitar - Bluegrass Instruments
Recording King RD-310 Adirondack Spruce Top Guitar - Bluegrass Instruments
Designed for players who need to cut through the mix with the extra volume and projection of an Adirondack top, the RD-310 also has solid mahogany back and sides for a traditional dreadnought sound. With a thin “C” profile mahogany neck and 1-11/16” nut width, guitarists will find the RD-310 to be extremely comfortable, and the bone nut and saddle and deluxe Grover Rotomatic tuners keep it in perfect tune even after hours of playing. -
Product# RD-310
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Recording King RR-60-VS Professional Resonator Guitar - Bluegrass Instruments
Recording King RR-60-VS Professional Resonator Guitar - Bluegrass Instruments
he Recording King Professional Resonator is crafted entirely from mahogany with a parallelogram soundwell and 12-Fret neck joint. The traditional squareneck/roundneck design and vintage sunburst finish make this an instant classic. The hand-spun Recording King Cone provides true resonator tone. The bone nut and the maple/ebony saddle help give the guitar great sustain, and it's kept in tune by the Grover tuning machines. The Professional Resonator has classic features like rounded soundhole screens and slotted screws.
Product# RR-60-VS
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Recording King RK-R25 Madison Resonator Banjo - Bluegrass Instruments
Recording King RK-R25 Madison Resonator Banjo - Bluegrass Instruments
The Recording King Madison banjos offer players an unparalleled combination of quality, versatility and value. With a hand-finished satin Maple resonator, a maple neck with adjustable truss rod and a true steam-bent 3-ply maple rim, the Madison RK-R25 starts with a great foundation for a serious banjo. Add professional appointments like dual coordinator rods, planetary tuners, nickel-plated hardware and a Remo head, and you have a banjo that beats anything on the market at the same price. The tube-and-plate flange gives the Madison a classic sound, and offers players the option to remove the resonator for open-back styles. The Madison is also available as an open-back model (RK-O25) with 24 shoes for precision tuning and a vintage old-time sound.
Product# RK-R25
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Recording King RD-316 Adirondack Guitar - Bluegrass Instruments
Recording King RD-316 Adirondack Guitar - Bluegrass Instruments
The RD-316 Adirondack Dreadnought with Solid African Mahogany Back & Sides The RD-316's top is made from solid AAA Adirondack Spruce. The back and sides are made from solid African Mahogany. The 316 has a nut width of 1-11/16” and the one-piece neck is fitted to the body with a hand-cut dovetail joint. The fretboard and bridge are ebony. It's finished in a thin coat of nitrocellulose lacquer for resonance and historical accuracy. The RD-316's aesthetics have been heavily influenced by the standard workhorse dreadnought guitarists have relied on for the past 80 years. The tasteful appointments include descending sized dots on the fretboard, solid black bridge pins and endpin, subdued tortoise body binding and a traditional, understated rosette. The hardware is nickel plated, down to the Grover butterbean tuners.
Product# RD-316
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Recording King Classic Abalone RD-227 Guitar - Bluegrass Instruments
Recording King Classic Abalone RD-227 Guitar - Bluegrass Instruments
This model has a beautiful abalone rosette and abalone purfling on the top. Made with all-solid woods and featuring the most authentic pre-war-style features, this classic guitar is perfect for all styles of playing. The Classic Series with abalone has a solid Sitka spruce top, solid East Indian rosewood back and sides, fully scalloped forward-x bracing, a one-piece mahogany neck, a vintage-style beveled pickguard and an ebony fretboard and vintage-style slot-through bridge.
Product# RD-227
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Recording King RK-R30 Bluegrass Machine Banjo - Bluegrass Instruments
Recording King RK-R30 Bluegrass Machine Banjo - Bluegrass Instruments
Recording King is proud to introduce the all-new RK-R30-BGM tube-and-plate flathead banjo. The RK-R30 pairs the industry-favorite Recording King 20-hole flathead tone ring with the sound and ease of a 2 piece flange. Our RK tone ring delivers authentic banjo sound, while the tube-and-plate flange helps to create a more complex sound than the familiar one-piece version. The RK-R30 features our new diamond and square mother-of-pearl inlay pattern, Recording King hexagonal flange, maple neck and resonator, rosewood fretboard and presto tailpiece. Built using a combination of RK's traditional metal parts, this banjo is one of our most tonally complex banjos yet; it also allows for easy conversion to open-back.
Product# RK-R30-BGM
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Recording King RK-R35 Madison Resonator Banjo - Bluegrass Instruments
Recording King RK-R35 Madison Resonator Banjo - Bluegrass Instruments
The Madison RK-R35 gives banjo players the option of a high-quality, great-sounding banjo with a classic Mastertone-style tone ring and flange. The Recording King Madison RK-R35 is built around a 3-ply steam bent maple rim, from the exact same construction and materials used in the best-selling RK-R80. It has a maple neck with an adjustable two-way truss rod and a comfortable rosewood fretboard. With a 24-hook brass tension hoop, players can adjust the head tension as precisely as on any world-class banjo. The planetary tuners, geared 5th peg and dual coordinator rods are effective professional components, and add an authentic feel to these impressive banjos. The Madison RK-R35 has a maple resonator with a hand-rubbed brown matte finish. It is built with a Mastertone-style bell brass cast tone ring and a Mastertone-style one-piece flange. The Madison peghead and fretboard feature our Seagull inlay, for a banjo that looks as classic as it sounds. The American threaded nickel-plated hook and nut hardware, as well as the true presto-style tailpiece and armrest are the same as featured on the popular RK-Scout. Like the other Madison banjos, the Madison Deluxe comes standard with an authentic Remo head.
Product# RK-R35
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Recording King RK-R36 Madison Resonator Banjo - Bluegrass Instruments
Recording King RK-R36 Madison Resonator Banjo - Bluegrass Instruments
The Recording King Madison RK-R36 is for every banjo player looking for a high-quality, great-sounding instrument that won't break the bank. The RK-R36 is built with a Mastertone-style bell brass cast tone ring and one-piece flange just like our best-selling RK-R35, but with a select mahogany resonator and neck. The 24-hook brass tension hoop allows the head to be adjusted to the perfect tension, and the nickel-plated hardware matches vintage Mastertone-style specs at a fraction of the price.
Product# RK-R36
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Recording King Professional Banjo RK-R80 - Bluegrass Instruments
Recording King Professional Banjo RK-R80 - Bluegrass Instruments
The Professional resonator banjo combines classic pre-war style features and desirable modern touches to create the ultimate bluegrass banjo. This model features a mahogany resonator, mahogany neck, bound ebony fretboard, American Standard thread hardware, 20-hole tone ring and a 3-ply rim. Designed by Greg Rich, this model recalls the most supremely crafted banjos from the Golden Age of musical instruments.
Product# RK-R80
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Recording King RK-Elite-75 Banjo - Bluegrass Instruments
Recording King RK-Elite-75 Banjo - Bluegrass Instruments
Modeled after the original Mastertone banjos of the 1930's, the Recording King RK-Elite offers players vintage sound and handcrafted construction. Professional components like a classic Mastertone-style tone ring, true steam-bent 3-ply maple rim and nitrocellulose lacquer finish put this banjo in a category by itself. With classic design features like the vintage-style double-cut Recording King peghead and custom Flying Eagle-style peghead and fretboard inlay, this banjo proudly carries forward the tradition of one of history's most revered instrument manufacturers.
Product# RK-Elite-75
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Recording King RK-Elite-76 Banjo - Bluegrass Instruments
Recording King RK-Elite-76 Banjo - Bluegrass Instruments
Modeled after the original Mastertone banjos of the 1930's, the Recording King RK-Elite offers players vintage sound and handcrafted construction. Professional components like a classic Mastertone-style tone ring, true steam-bent 3-ply maple rim and nitrocellulose lacquer finish put this banjo in a category by itself. With classic design features like the vintage-style double-cut Recording King peghead and custom Hearts & Flowers-style peghead and fretboard inlay, this banjo proudly carries forward the tradition of one of history's most revered instrument manufacturers.
Product# RK-Elite-76
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Recording King RD-327 Guitar - Bluegrass Instruments
Recording King RD-327 Guitar - Bluegrass Instruments
All-Solid Dreadnought with Rosewood Back & Sides The RD-327 has a solid AAA Adirondack spruce top. Adirondack has been a prized choice for guitar tops since the 1920’s. It is generally considered to be more resonant that Sitka spruce and it also has a unique wide-grain pattern that makes Adirondack guitars aesthetically unique. The back and sides of the RD-327 are made from solid East Indian Rosewood. It has a nut width of 1-3/4” and the one-piece neck is fitted to the body with a hand-cut dovetail joint. The fretboard is ebony, as is the slot-through bridge. With extensively detailed abalone top purfling and rosette, the 327 looks as beautiful as it sounds. The guitar is finished in a thin coat of nitrocellulose lacquer for resonance and historical accuracy.
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Recording King RK-025 Madison Open Back Banjo - Bluegrass Instruments
Recording King RK-025 Madison Open Back Banjo - Bluegrass Instruments
he Recording King Madison banjos offer players an unparalleled combination of quality, versatility and value. With a hand-rubbed satin finish, a maple neck with adjustable truss rod and a true steam-bent maple rim, the Madison starts with a great foundation for a serious banjo. Add professional appointments like dual coordinator rods, planetary tuners, nickel-plated hardware and a Remo head, and you have a banjo that sounds great without breaking the bank. The Madison RK-O25 open-back model has 24 shoes for precision tuning and a classic old-time open-back sound.
Product# RK-025
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Recording King RK- OT25 Madison Old-Time Open Back Banjo - Bluegrass Instruments
Recording King RK- OT25 Madison Old-Time Open Back Banjo - Bluegrass Instruments
The all-new RK-OT25 is an old-time picking machine, with a steam-bent maple rim, 24-bracket tension hoop, and the clean look of all of our Madison banjos. We've built this banjo specifically for old-time players, with features like our scooped fretboard, Presto tailpiece and old-style Remo FiberSkyn head.
Product# RK-OT25
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Recording King RK-T36 Madison Tenor Banjo - Bluegrass Instruments
Recording King RK-T36 Madison Tenor Banjo - Bluegrass Instruments
The Recording King Madison RK-T36 is for every banjo player looking for a high-quality, great-sounding instrument that won't break the bank. The RK-T36 is built with a Mastertone-style bell brass cast tone ring and one-piece flange just like our best-selling RK-T35, but with a select mahogany resonator and neck. The 24-hook brass tension hoop allows the head to be adjusted to the perfect tension, and the nickel-plated hardware matches vintage Mastertone-style specs at a fraction of the price.
Product# RK-T36
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